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Listen to parrenting Tea time talks with Renee Lighton

SESSION 1

Topic covered: Parenting during Covid-19

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SESSION 2

Topic covered: How we deal with little ones “testing the boundaries”

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SESSION 3

Topic covered: How to help little ones keep attention while working from home

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SESSION 4

Topic covered: How to remain cool and calm with a five year old

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SESSION 5

Topic covered: Dealing with teens anxiety around the crazy catch up with school work

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Top tips from UNICEF

TIP#1: One on one time

 One-on-One time is free and fun. It makes children feel loved and secure, and shows them that they are important

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TIP #2: KEEPING IT POSITIVE

It‘s hard to feel positive when our kids or teenagers are driving us crazy. We often end up saying “Stop doing that!” But children are much more likely to do what we ask if we give them positive instructions and lots of praise for what they do right.

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TIP #3: STRUCTURE UP

COVID-19 has taken away our daily work, home and school routines. This is hard for children, teenagers and for you. Making new routines can help.

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TIP #4: DEALING WITH BAD BEHAVIOUR 

All children misbehave. It is normal when children are tired, hungry, afraid, or learning independence. And they can drive us crazy when stuck at home.

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TIP #4: KEEP CALM AND MANAGE STRESS 

This is a stressful time. Take care of yourself, so you can support your children.

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Guidelines on how to set up daily routines

Routines help young children to feel safe in a time where everybody else worries. Here are a few ideas on basic routines to follow during the day. Credit for content development: UNICEF, DSD and DBE

Making the most out of family time

If you’re working from home, you might not always have a lot of time during work hours. So it’s all about making the most of the family time you do have by giving your child positive attention and turning everyday moments into quality time. Here are a few helpful ideas on how it can be done. Credit to the source: RasingChildren.Net

Keeping it positive during lockdown

Building family harmony starts with everyone feeling good about themselves. During the COVID-19 epidemic, you may experience negative feelings, such as sadness, anxiety, fear, and even depression. Helping yourself and your family members keep a positive attitude will be important for everybody to get through this difficult period. Below are six ways to keep your body and mind strong.